I can’t find any confirmation from the band, but according to Blabbermouth, Brian Walsby (of Manchild fame) has reported on his blog that Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin are back as a Pepper Keenan-less incarnation of C.O.C., apparently working on new material and scheduling shows.
I’ve always been partial to the post-Pepper stuff myself, but with Keenan having more or less left the rest of the band in the dust to play with Down full-time, it’s good to see Dean and Co. at least doing something. Here’s what Walsby had to say about it:
Corrosion of Conformity have apparently reformed, and are working on a new record. There are even some summertime shows lined up for the West Coast already and a few other things going on. Who is in the band?
For right now, it is the classic Animosity lineup: Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin. Really. This is pretty exciting news. Not only that, it is very strange to say the least. It will be pretty interesting to hear what they cook up. Also, Righteous Fool, the other band that Mike and Reed had started with Jason Browning (a really good guitarist in his own right) is still going to happen. A good deal of that band’s material is pretty damn good, with a few twisty turny almost math-rock tunes being quite good. So if that is any indication you should be hearing a lot of music coming from these three or four (or eventually five?) guys coming soon.
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